2013: Britten's Noye's Fludde

Blackheath Halls performed Benjamin Britten's Children's Opera 'Noye's Fludde' on 23 and 24 February 2013. The production had a cast of over 60 local children and young people, 30 local adults and over 30 young instrumentalists in the orchestra.

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'If only this sort of life enhancing experience was easy to fund! It is of such huge benefit to
every part of our community - accessible for all abilities, ages, races, etc etc etc. Is it clear that I thought it was fantastic?'

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'I loved it soooooooooo much! Best Saturdays of my life!'

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'It was great fun performing at BLACKHEATH HALLS! Something I will NEVER forget!'

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'My daughter told me very distinctly that "I feel more confident about my singing now because of being in this show" which is huge personal and musical step forward for her.  Even before the performance days, she was already asking me repeatedly whether she could 'do it again next time please'.'

'She responded incredibly well to the supportive, friendly, inclusive yet hard-working approach to the production. She felt very immersed and part of something big and important.  She was rather bereft after the final performance. It was a great way for her to experience just how much work and organisation goes into any stage or musical piece.  The production elements, musical direction, design etc were a fantastic way for her to see what standards she might aspire to as she grows up.'

Director: James Hurley

Designer: Rachel Szmukler

Lighting Designer: Ben Pickersgill

Musical Director: Nicholas Jenkins

Assistant Musical Director: Suzy Ruffles

Recorder group leader: Lisete da Silva

Mr Noye: Matthew Rose

Mrs Noye: Clarissa Meek

Voice of God:  Lawrence Wallington

 

Watch our latest online performance of 'Tre sbirri, una carrozza' from Puccini's Tosca 

Featuring Matthew Rose singing the role of Scarpia alongside members of the Blackheath Halls Chorus and Blackheath Halls Orchestra all singing and playing from their homes, we are hugely proud of this rousing celebrating of creative and community sprit during these difficult times for the arts industry and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we all have putting it together! 

You can also enjoy our Virtual Opera Gala Night performed live online on Sun May 10th by clicking here 

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